Influenza Vaccine- Flu Shot Important Notice
The viruses that cause influenza change often. Because of this, influenza vaccine (flu shot) is updated each year by replacing at least one of the vaccine viruses with a newer one.
The Student Health Center will be conducting Flu Shot Clinics at various locations on campus this fall, to facilitate students, faculty and staff receiving the flu vaccine. Watch for additional details about the date, times and locations of these clinics.
It is extremely important that all persons at risk for getting a serious case of influenza or complications get the vaccine. The people at HIGHEST RISK include:
- Anyone who has a serious long-term health problem with:
- heart disease
- lung disease
- kidney disease
- metabolic disease, such as diabetes
- anemia, and other blood disorders
- Anyone whose immune system is weakened because of:
- HIV/AIDS or other diseases that affect the immune system
- Long-term treatment with drugs such as steroids
- Cancer treatment with x-rays or other drugs
It should also be noted that student and staff at schools and colleges should receive the vaccine (flu shot) to prevent outbreaks.